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UPGRADING

CURRENTLY MY SYSTEM IS A PENTIUM II, WITH 400 MEGAHURTZ, 10.3 GIG HARD DRIVE AND 128 SDRAM, SPEED OF THE CD ROM IS 44X.

I WAS INFORMED WHEN I PURCHASED THE SYSTEM THAT THE MOTHERBOARD WAS CAPABLE OF INCREASING THE RAM MEMORY TO WELL OVER 300 RAM, BUT IT DID NOT OCCUR TO ME TO INQUIRE ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE.

THE NAME OF THE COMPANY WHICH MANUFACTURED THE SYSTEM IS:  G-FORCE

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO UPGRADE FROM 400MHZ TO 500 OR 600?

             THANK YOU
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larrypaloozaCommented:
You need to know MB CPU clock multiplier capability.  Also the BUS speed.  You are currently at 4x multiplier and 100 mhz bus.  Look on the MB, it could be printed there, or look into a book supplied w/ computer.  good luck
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ViRoyCommented:
depending on how new your board is, you might be able to up the multiplier through the BIOS...
heres how CPU Megahertz is calculated.
take the BUS speed of the motherboard (PII will be 66mhz)
and times that by the "multiplier" and you get MHZ

ie..
to get a 400mhz computer with a BUS speed of 66mhz, you would have to have the multiplier set at "6X"

66 X 6 = 396mhz   which is rounded to an even 400 for                             simplicity.


now when you first start your computer, you will see something that says "Press XXX To Enter Setup" where XXX will be the key you need to press....this setup is also called the "BIOS".  look through there for the MHZ speed of you computer (400mhz).
newer mother boards will allow you to increase the speed that way... its extremely easy.

otherwise, you will have to manually change dip switches on your motherboard which i reccomend you leave to a professional.

!!!ALSO!!!
DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING IN YOUR BIOS UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

but basically thats it... you are limited to your maximum multiplier # and how hot the chip can get before it burns.
so dont try to max it out or you WILL burn something.
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MooncalfAuthor Commented:
THANKS.......I'LL TRY TO FOLLOW YOUR INSTRUCTIONS NOW!
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